Serves as a Licensed Vocational Nurse within the VA Long Beach Healthcare System (VALBHS) Specialty Clinics - Dermatology, Endocrinology, Rheumatology/Arthritis, Neurology, Infectious Disease, Hematology/Oncology, Pulmonary, Allergy, GI/Liver Outpatient, and Renal/CKD Clinic. The LVN has the knowledge and ability to provide a full range of vocational nursing care. The duties of the Licensed Vocational Nurse (Specialty Clinics) may include but are not limited to the following: - Performs a full range of nursing procedures such as data collection that contributes to the assessment, vital signs, treatments, and specimen collection in accordance with nursing policies and procedures. These patients may have a variety of physical and/or behavioral issues. - Handles, prepares, and administers medications, treatments, and IV fluids in accordance with policies and procedures and documents appropriately in the patient's medical record. Observes and evaluates for physical and/or behavioral changes from prescribed medications and treatments. - Documents changes in patient's condition and reports these timely to the Registered Nurse and/or provider and initiates appropriate actions. - Identifies subtle changes in physical and/or emotional conditions of the patients. - Demonstrates practical knowledge of human behavior, motivation, and reactions to situations. - Performs nursing treatments and procedures, which may include blood pressure monitoring, weight measurement, Other treatments and procedures may include insertion, care, and removal of urinary catheters, dressing changes on simple wounds, colostomy care, decubitus ulcer care; ear irrigations, enemas, following established policies and procedures. The nurse will complete applicable competency reviews before performing these treatments and procedures. - Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 7:30AM to 4:00PM. Work schedule is subject to change based on the needs of the organization. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.